30 March 2022
In Conegliano, the collaboration for in-company technical-professional training between MGG, a world-leading company in the sector of technologies for the automated production of paintbrushes and rollers, and IS Galileo Galilei institute has intensified.
On March 23rd, welcomed about fifty Galilei students accompanied by five tachers, who had the opportunity to visit the production departments (machine tool machining, assembly, start-up and testing) where machineries and complete integrated systems designed for brush factories all over the world come to life. For severeal years MGG has been hosting students from both technical and vocational courses at the city's high school for internships and work experience.
"For the business system, this type of school-to-work program is a real medium-to long-term investment" says Beatrice Marcon, head of human resources at MGG. "However, then advantages on a strategic level are also relevant in the short term, since the school-to-work alternation makes it possible to reduce the gap between the skills coming out of the educational system and those required by the world of work".
Conegliano's Galilei is the high school whose students nts are most likely to find work in the northern Marca Trevigiana area, according to a survey by the Agnelli Foundation. "Employment rate of 85%, the highest within a 30-kilometer radius, and consistent with the course of study," says Professor Paolo Forin, mechanical engineer and professor of technological disciplines at IS Galilei. So much so that the high number of graduates introduced into the territory each year by the two courses of the Institute, technical and professional, is not able to satisfy the demands of local businesses. With which it certainly does not lack a close collaboration. "The school has an intense program of collaborations with the companies of the area in the field of internships and company visits - explains Forin - since both the Technical and the Professional Institute have developed a strong link with the business world, so that practically all the industrial realities of the area have collaborations with us, ranging from the curricular internship of orientation type to the structured path with intense collaboration for the Professional Institute". Particularly felt in the company is the need to include young resources, which meet the growing need for digital skills and tend to be more flexible, innovative, inclined to training and updating.
Beatrice Marcon emphasizes how the inclusion of new recruits within the company not only brings new energy but also allows seniors to proudly pass on their knowledge: "This is why MGG intends to establish an internal Academy because, for our niche product, training people is very important given the difficulty in finding them already prepared from outside. Professor Forin emphasizes: "Technological innovation is changing the professionalism required on a daily basis, so the most important skill is certainly flexibility in applying a method that the school teaches to use. Digital skills must already be possessed by students, while the ability to apply and develop them is part of what the world of work requires".